Ezra Alltucker

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Judge refuses to toss out Rick Perry indictment

Former Texas governor suffers legal setback amid talk of second White House run<p>Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry sustained a legal and political setback Tuesday when a district court judge refused to dismiss the two-count indictment against him, a decision that could pose complications for Perry's …

A dark horse is having 'a big moment' in the 2016 presidential race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has suddenly become a significant factor in the 2016 presidential contest.<p>Walker, who has not been regarded as a GOP front-runner, nevertheless surged to the top of the field in a Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll of Iowa voters released over the weekend.<p>Though …

Barack Obama

Walker backs off removing 'Wisconsin Idea' from UW mission

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker abruptly backed off Wednesday from a contentious plan to eliminate the University of Wisconsin System's public service mission statement known as the "Wisconsin Idea" and replace it with the charge of meeting the state's workforce needs.<p>Walker spokeswoman …

Education

The Supreme Court at Stake

How Doctors (or Anyone) Can Craft a More Persuasive Message

The recent measles outbreak starting in Disneyland, California, provides a sobering reminder to doctors that even when the message they’re delivering is a compelling one — backed by strong evidence — attempts to influence and persuade others can sometimes still come up short.<p>Over the past few years …

Body Language Rules To Help You Command A Room

If there’s one force that can either sabotage or propel your message, it’s your body. With it, we can signal that we own the stage or that we bring irreplaceable value and importance to a meeting. Conversely, we can communicate through our bodies that we’re not totally bought in to our ideas…or …

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights.

The Supreme Court Case That Could Decimate American Public Sector Unionism<p>If the court chooses to hear the case, public sector unions could lose …

Such a Stoic

How Seneca became Ancient Rome’s philosopher-fixer.<p>Sometime in the spring of the year 59, the emperor Nero decided to murder his mother. As you can imagine, the two were not on good terms. In a gesture designed to appear conciliatory, Nero invited his mother, Agrippina, to join him at a festival in …

3 Hard But Powerful Truths about Likeability and Leadership

So you probably want people to like you. Who doesn’t?Often when people say they don’t care whether people like them, it’s because they used to care …

Self-help

45 Questions To Guarantee You’ll Never Have A Boring Date Again

I have a secret game that I play in every conversation I have. Until now, no one knew about it… but I’m about to dish the deets. ;)<p>I try to get every …

The Difference Between Internal And External Focus, And Why It Matters

Where is your focus directed? The difference can shift your whole life’s perspective.<p>If our Paleolithic ancestors visited 2014, they’d notice a few changes.<p>We’re mostly agrarian. We mostly live in buildings. We spend most of our days in small spaces staring at screens. Also, there are seven billion …

How to Survive a Party Solo

Going it alone is a skill set to master<p>As part of my job at <i>BAZAAR</i>, I cover industry events that range from full-on black-tie galas to post-work cocktail parties and dinners that sometimes book up to three or four stops a night. On the occasion that I'm invited without a guest and my fellow editors …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Applied psychology: How a waiter sizes you up at restaurants

In college, I got the privilege to study human behavior through dozens of different lenses: Human-computer interaction, group dynamics, trauma and …

Psychology

Vaccines and the ideology of choice

by Julia Azari <br>After a measles outbreak at Disneyland last month, the Internet has come down hard on people who oppose vaccines, or "anti-vaxxers," …

Political Science

A curate's egg

AMERICA'S federal budget is less an exercise in accountancy and more a piece of political showmanship, especially when, as now, opposing parties …

Obama woos freshman Democrat on trade

Ruben Gallego gets personal letter just weeks after a ride on Air Force One.<p>Democratic leaders in Congress haven’t been too receptive to President Barack Obama’s push for new trade deals — so he’s turning to a freshman.<p>On Tuesday, Obama sent a letter directly to Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), …

Driving
Chris Christie

Woman out of appeals after trial court says her firing for breastfeeding not sexist since men can lactate

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition to overturn a lower court’s ruling that a breastfeeding mother was not discriminated against and …

Judiciary